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9/11 RENEWAL/REBIRTH: Artist Talk with RT Livingston

Tue, 09/14/2021 - 4:00pm

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Join us for an artist talk with RT Livingston as she discusses the new UCSB Library exhibit, 9/11 RENEWAL/REBIRTH, in which she documents her experience as artist and citizen during the tragic events of 9/11.

The recently launched 9/11 RENEWAL/REBIRTH online exhibition features Livingston's eyewitness account of the year following the tragic events of September 11, 2001. From late September 2001 until the first anniversary of 9/11 in September 2002, she documented the sad and painstakingly slow renewal and rebirth of Lower Manhattan, equipped only with a small Olympus Stylus Epic 35mm point-and-shoot camera as well as a small 8mm cassette Sony video camera. The exhibition includes 100 photos and a compilation video documenting the rebirth of the area, all of which are part of the UCSB Library's Special Research Collections. 

"9/11 RENEWAL / REBIRTH reminds us of our potential for rebuilding a bridge, even with extremism on the rise, to a safer, more tolerant world," says Livingston.